Monthly Archives: October 2014

Barry’s Blog # 113: The Weeping Woman, Part Two

The Song The haunting tale of the Weeping Woman is matched and embodied in the traditional song of the same name. Joan Baez and Lila Downs among many others have recorded it, but to me the most emotionally resonant version … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 112: The Weeping Woman, Part One of Two

Don’t go near the water, don’t go out at night, say mothers who live near the Rio Grande. They are protecting their children from a different threat than accidentally falling in; they’re talking about being snatched up or sucked in … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 111: The Singing Policeman

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Barry’s Blog # 110: The Myth of Immigration, Part 7 of 7

All along the U.S. / Mexico border, government agents and armed vigilantes mobilize to stop the invasion of dirty (diseased), or lazy (go on welfare), or persistent (take our jobs away), or dangerous (bad hombres) “illegal aliens.” But mostly, we … Continue reading

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